got privacy?  Musings on the state of Privacy in a connected world.
 
Interesting report in Wired (http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/10/delta/) The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/14/delta_flyersrights_hacking_lawsuit/) and probably other tech news outlets about allegations that a large corporation accessed an activists private email accounts as part of an effort to derail some legislation that could cost them up to $40m per year. 

While this blog still believes in the principle of "innocent until proven guilty" - we will be watching this case with interest.  In many cases, people's private and work lives are closely intertwined, and there aren't many people who can claim that their work email is 100% separate from their personal email (*cough* Sarah Palin *cough*).

If proven, this case could impose punitive damages and may certainly cause other organizations to think twice about using similar tactics.  Until then - we'll be keeping an eye on how this progresses as it goes to court.
 


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